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A week in Connemara in October was always going to be chancy, who knew what the weather would do! As it turned out we had a few days of reasonable sunshine and a few days of heavy rain and strong winds.
On the good days we were out doing stuff, messing about in boats, taking in the beauty of Kylemore Abbey and walking on white sand beaches. With the thought that returning to our fantastic haven on the Atlantic coast was going to enhance the beautiful days we had enjoyed.
On the bad weather days we tended not to venture far from home. Maybe nip into the village to top up with the "essentials" (wine, beer, cakes and newspapers!). Then we decided which of Debbie's varied selection of DVDs we would watch, interspersed with which of our selection of Irish traditional music CD's we would listen to! I could think of no better way of passing a wet and windy day than sitting in the lounge of Sea For Miles, with a glass of really nice beer (on this occasion I discovered McGargles many fine IPAs) whilst listening to a very good Altan CD and watching the Atlantic Ocean dance "before my very eyes"!!
This is a fantastic holiday home, in a fantastic place. If you're going to Connemara, stay here - you'll love it!!!
If you want a holiday in a lovely house in a calm environment with all round stunning views, and where can you can watch the beautiful sunset over Galway Bay, this is the place to be.
The cottage is well furnished, warm and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped, but if you want to eat out, its just a few minutes drive or a half hour walk through the stunning countryside to the warm welcome of an Irish hostelry.
Though we didn't arrive until quite late, Eileen gave is the full introduction to the cottage and a heads up on activities in Connemara to suit the most active members of the party well as those perhaps looking for something slightly less energetic.
And there were ample stock cupboard items in the kichen and Eileen had kindly laid in basic fesh foods so that in spite of our late arrival, there was food to eat.
This is rightly a very popular cottage which we hope to return to in the near future.